Bath Short Story Award 2023 Open

Our tenth yearly international short story award is now open for entries. Closes Monday, 24th April 2023.

Stories on any theme or subject up to 2200 words.

Enter here – £9.00 an entry

This year’s judge is Farhana Shaikh, writer, teacher and Managing Editor of Dahlia Books UK indpendendent publisher of regional and diverse fiction.

£1200 first prize
£300 second prize
£100 third prize
£100 for the Acorn Award for unpublished writers of fiction
£50 in book vouchers donated by Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath

All short listed stories will be published in our 2023 Bath Short Story Anthology.

The anthology with the twenty winning and shortlisted stories from the 2022 Awards is forthcoming soon from Ad Hoc Fiction and Amazon in paperback.